Welcome to BRINKguide

To make a new breed of travel guide, we deployed locals. They looked under the surface, on the margin, on the BRINK of their own cities. They are entrenched in the culture of their city and can share the secret gems in their own backyards.

Transgression Skate Park

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1783.9 KM AWAY
Ocean Terminal
Edinburgh,
Huge indoor skateboard and BMX complex with more treacherous moulded cement, half-pipes, bowls, rails, and great lines to carve up! Set up by local enthusiasts with a passion for skating and riding. Mellow atmosphere and they even offer beginner courses and tips. Open 'til 10pm, 7 days a week, and sessions start from £5.50 or £15 for full day passes.

R- Expo (Natural Perfume Oils)

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1783.9 KM AWAY
1115, Main Bazar, Paharganj
Delhi, NEW DELHI
Another great place to go for souvenirs, specifically perfumes, or as we like to call them, "Sorry you are stuck at home" gifts.

Ceci Cela Patisserie

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1783.9 KM AWAY
55 Spring Street
New York, NY
Need a break from Broadway's chaotic thoroughfare before you scream at that lallygagging tourist in your way? Take two steps from the 6 train entrance on Spring Street's northeast side, and it's buttery baked goodness at Ceci Cela Patisserie. If you're claustrophobic, make your sweet purchase quickly, exit, and continue window shopping while scarfing down your sinful snack treat. The madeleines and croissants are totally worth the empty calories.

Eureka Theater Company

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1783.9 KM AWAY
215 Jackson St
sf, CA
Eureka is a great little theater tucked into a shopping mall in the financial district. This indie stage offers up cabaret, jazz, and other unusual productions, all-year-round, including parts of the popular San Francisco Sketchfest comedy festival.

Golden Gate Park

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1783.9 KM AWAY
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA

Lautrec Bistro

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1783.9 KM AWAY
111 1st Avenue
New York, NY
French bistro offering simple but tasty eats in a chill, relaxing environment. Lighting and music aren't distracting, so feel free to bring a small group along with you. The wine menu features a diverse selection, too, so the conversation's guaranteed to flow nicely; there's also a full bar, which is always good. An excellent date location at an affordable price. Good value, friendly staff. Take out and delivery available.

Loopy Lornas

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1783.9 KM AWAY
370-372 Morningside Road
Edinburgh,
A new coffee shop with atmosphere that serves lovely food and pastries. Get there early, though, 'cause this place is popular among the natives. Huge full English breakfasts and lovely deli sandwiches are available, along with gorgeous Scottish smoked salmon and salads. A must try are the classic scones and Cornish clotted cream. Expensive, sure, but there's nothing else like it in the area.

Bistro St. Germain

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1783.9 KM AWAY
518 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA
A really surprising little French restaurant in the Lower Haight. With down-to-earth neighbors enjoying more fast food than sit-down fare, this place is a great treat. Steak and fries with a full bar?! This diamond-in-the-rough is affordable and features tasty, clean, classic French cuisine. The atmosphere is a bit weird, but mostly works with the French tapas idea they're successfully pushing.

Sweet Mart

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1783.9 KM AWAY
727 Washington St
San Francisco, CA
This place is a must - no questions asked. If you're in Chinatown and want a true spectacle, hit the Sweet Mart for a joy-ride through the horror that is Chinese candy. While they do have an assortment of sweet and sour candies, the true fun is found in the dried, seasoned snacks from the sea. Shredded cuddle fish, octopus tentacles, flat fish biscuits, and other things that we can't even identify. Go for it. Give yourself a tour on the wild side.

Santos Party House

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1783.9 KM AWAY
96 Lafayette Street
New York, NY
If you're into that flashy shit, maybe you should check it out; there's no better place to be young and beautiful, or to at least pretend. And who cares, really? Cast caution to the wind and absorb the scene! Decent and diverse DJ's - an eclectic mix of styles and sounds - live shows, always. The booze alone may break the bank, but if ever there was a time & place, it'd be here & now.

Jim Kempner Gallery

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1783.9 KM AWAY
501 West 23rd Street
New York, NY
Weird groovy building that contains some weird groovy art. The Modernist sculpture garden has featured Haring, Indiana, Noguchi and a picnic or two. Free wine if you manage to catch an opening. Tues-Sat 10am-6pm and by appointment.

Belcourt

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1783.9 KM AWAY
84 2nd Avenue
New York, NY
Belcourt is a Parisian-style brasserie in the East Village, offering a seasonal menu in a highly refined locale with delicate mirrors, marble tables, and classic soft lighting. The extensive wine list offers affordable options, a nice surprise in such an overly-opulent setting. The 'raw bar' and 'oyster happy hour' are a unique touch. The service is slow, but precise; the idea is to enjoy your meal, not stuff your face as quick and full as possible - appreciate the European ambiance, the wine and cheese selections, and chill the fuck out. Outdoor seating available. No delivery.

Badlands

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1783.9 KM AWAY
4121 18th St.
San Francisco, CA
Every queer in San Francisco knows Badlands! It's a horrible place. It's 'sardine city' every weekend and full of sweaty Lady Gaga dancers getting drunk on watery and over-priced vodka cranberries (and not the good kind of Lady Gaga dancers, either). Save yourself the misery and avoid the tourists, cover charges, and nasty guys.

Moti Bagh Petrol Pump

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1783.9 KM AWAY
Fuel Station, Moti Bagh Flyover, Ring Road
New Delhi,
This petrol pump may look like any other but what makes this one special they also deal with second hand luxury cars. You can rent a Hummer, BMW, Bentley or Porsche and hit the city in style.

Healthy Spirits

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1783.9 KM AWAY
2299 15th St.
San Francisco, CA
This pretentious little place is, ironically, pretty wonderful. They carry great coffee, AMAZING beer, and other great treats. You can't exactly do your grocery shopping here, but you will find organic cream top milk, gourmet chocolates, and that late afternoon espresso shot to bring you back up. This really is a great tucked-away corner store.

Detective Store International

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1783.9 KM AWAY
173 Christopher Street
New York , NY
This is an interesting little den of spyware - they'll be equally pleased to show you all the latest James Bond type gadgets or give you pointers on the install of a home security system. Don't go on weekends, unless your curious to join hoards of West Village yuppies looking for ways to spy on their nannies.

Happily Unmarried

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1783.9 KM AWAY
Inner Circle, Connaught Place
New Delhi,
Does the sight of a happy couple make something deep inside of you grimace? The visit this place to find beer mugs, t-shirts, hats, and other things to help you flaunt your (obviously) happy and chosen single lifestyle.

Hayes Valley Square

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1783.9 KM AWAY
Hayes St. at Octavia St.
San Francisco, CA
Tons of great snacks are around, a great family feel, and almost always some sunshine (and no cops). Go ahead and make that coffee Irish as you people watch and soak in some rays. This little square is pretty cute and way off the radar. Enjoy it.

Nassau Bar

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1783.9 KM AWAY
118 Nassau Street
NY, NY
Manhattan is full of dive bars & hipster hang-outs, but this ain't one of 'em. In fact, it's almost entirely the opposite. Happy Hour is short & sweet, and the place locks-up super early. The upside, depending on your tastes, are the bikini-clad bartenders. The downside is that you need to be an aging, stiff businessman to enjoy them, and most of 'em aren't worth looking at, anyway. Tourist-free, hipster free - prepare to mingle with local dried-out turds. Huzzah, hoo-ray, golf claps, and yawns.

The Dubliner

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1783.9 KM AWAY
45 Stone Street
New York, NY
Are you a gung-ho Wall Street suit? Grab a pint with crowd of your own at this classic Irish Pub & Restaurant in the Financial District. Serving well-done bar food and Irish fare, this happy hour and lunch favorite has great outdoor space. Helpful bartenders make sure whatever sporting event you're looking for is on a TV. Trivia night on Tuesday. Can accommodate groups up to 120 people.

Henri's Deli

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1783.9 KM AWAY
376 Morningside Road
Edinburgh,
Quality French delicatessen and wine merchant that takes deliveries from the markets of Paris. Claims to have the widest range of French cheese in Scotland. By the smell in the shop, it's pretty tough to doubt them! Free samples too. Henri's stocks wines from small French producers with lots of organic and bio-dynamic varieties. There's a small café attached, too, where you can nibble on a fresh snack and watch folks pass by. There are worse ways to pass the time...

The Spotted Pig

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1783.9 KM AWAY
314 West 11th Street
New York, NY
Unique bar offerings - such as cask beer and Pimms Cup - make The Spotted Pig worth a visit. Mixed opinions on the food and service - critics and celebrities rave while regular folks don't seem quite as enamored. Maybe you need to be rich and snooty to really appreciate the subtle undertones, or some such nonsense. We recommend dropping in for a cocktail and letting your nose determine whether you ought to stay for a meal.